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at the desk. >> thank you. >>> checking top stories, president obama and mitt romney will face off for their second presidential debate tonight. it will take place at hofstra university on new york's long island and we'll be in a town hall format. two new polls show romney leading by one or two points. before a report. >> reporter: tonight's showdown will feature a town hall style format. >> it is quite different from the first debates. >> reporter: it will be a select group of voters who will taking charge of the forum. >> the set and format focus on the 80 people that will be here asking questions of the candidates. >> you could get anything from the jobs and the economy to more particular issues that may be off the public's radar. >> reporter: election day is less than a month away. some analysts say the obama campaign needs a solid performance in the debate to slow romney's momentum in the polls. >> for challenger romney, what is at stake is to continue the very strong performance that he gave last time and keep the momentum that he has going on right now. the momentum is clear
before the attacks. >>> a major poll says mitt romney has pulled into the lead in the race for the white house after a strong debate performance and a week of high profile events, romney is now beating president obama by four points. >> tom fitzgerald talk to the people would put this all together and he has the details for us this morning. s morning. >> reporter: for mitt romney, the post-debate bounce is stretching into its second week. >> that was a good debate. i enjoyed that debate. >> reporter: while president obama is looking to get back on track and back into the lead. >> we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynical. >> reporter: just last month, the pew research poll had president obama leading mitt romney 51 to 43%. now, pew says romney is leading with 49% to obama's 45%. >> the trajectory of this race appears to have changed dramatically in the wake of the debate. >> reporter: carol dougherty of the pew research group says romney's post-district attorney beat gains are across the board. he now trails the president by only one point. women say they've ch
when the president took office. >> governor romney says he has a five point plan. he has a one-point plan and that plan is to make sure that the folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >>> round two in the presidential debates. did either deliver a knockout? i'm sarah simmons. >> the gloves were off last night. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. we'll get to last night's debate in just a minute. first, let's talk to tucker barnes and see what is happening in the weather department. >> good morning. no controversy here. wear just kind of cool to start your morning. temperatures overnight falling back into the 40s. bring along a jacket here. going to be an absolutely beautiful wednesday with temperatures expected to surge all the way to about 70 degrees later this afternoon. we have a few clouds passing through. there is a live look at your radar. no rain shower activity associated with it though. i think much of this will push east by sunrise this morning at about 7:20. we should be looking ate bright beautiful day. temperatures are very cool. -- we sho
, republican nominee mitt romney rallied with supports in leesburg. >> reporter: governor mitt romney says, in their second debate, president obama, in his words, did not answer questions on stage tuesday night. but here in leesburg, the former governor was brought on stage by a former cast member of saturday night. on stage in leesburg, virginia, comedian dennis miller kicked things off with a joke at the expense of the vice president. >> i said what is with this coffee, it is so old and bitter. she said oh, that's just joe being joe. >> reporter: but miller was just the warm-up act. the head liner was the republican nominee. >> there is a north virginia welcome. thank you, virginia. >> reporter: on the heels of the second presidential debate, mitt romney moved to tamp down reviews of an improved performance. >> i think it is interesting that the president still hasn't found an agenda for a second term. >> reporter: romney also criticized the president over possible cuts to the budget. >> unlike cutting this, i would have said maintain our military strength because america's military must
. >>> now to the race for the white house. the latest polls show mitt romney with an edge over president obama and it may be thanks to the debate performance. >> on monday, mitt romney got started on the topic of the next debate, foreign policy. tom fitzgerald reports. >> reporter: in battleground, virginia, mitt romney targeting the president on military affairs. he said president obama failed to prevent an attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and as president, romney said he would arm syria's rebels. >> and then ensure that they receive the arms they need to defeat assad's tanks and helicopters. >> reporter: in the middle east, romney says the president has alienated israel. >> we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies when our words are not backed up by deeds. >> reporter: but democrats are hitting back. >> amateurish, that is what news media and others called mitt rney's gaffe-filled tour. >> i say we focus on the people would actually attack us on 9- 11 and now osama bin laden is no more. >> reporter: gallup has the race tied at 47%. rasmussen has the race tied at 48%. >>
where the men's car was found. >>> on the campaign trail, both president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's debate. the president took a break yesterday to deliver some pizza to his virginia campaign staff. romney spent yesterday doing debate preps and attending church. this morning, he campaigns in wisconsin and then he is off to cincinnati for a rally at noon. >>> the redskins had a win over the minnesota vikings 38-26. >> robert griffin iii had a 76- yard touchdown run. >> it was a promise he made to his teammates just last week. he threw for 182 yards and one touchdown. one of the scores has everybody talking. >> i'm likethiss for a second. i watched him from the back. i was like take that. >> he's zoned. they're not catching him. >> it was all blur. the tight end coach said he felt me run by him because of the gust of wind. i guess i was that fast. >> rg iii is going to run for the first down and still on his feet, rg iii is going to outrace everybody. >> i could see guys telling me i got the first so they're saying inbound slide. i was kind of running lik
at the white house to monitor the campaign. mitt romney canceled three stops in virginia yesterday and an event scheduled in new hampshire for tomorrow. >>> hurricane sandy is also causing some trouble with early voting. the lines stretched around some polling places ahead of the storm on saturday. look at the line there. fox 5's maureen umeh sat down with mark plotkin to talk about more on this. >> reporter: fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us now to talk more about the impact of sandy on voting. >> i didn't know i was going to be the weather man. >> early voting being compromised because of this. how will this affect the race? >> you know that governor romney canceled a trip to virginia beach. that is a very pivotal area that republicans thought they would immediate to do well in and any visit there delayed or postponed obviously hurts a candidate. he is going to ohio. so is president obama. in terms of the eastern coast, north carolina really is going to go romney. i don't think it will be affected but the only real state is virginia. that one will be affected by the lack of presid
debate is in the books. >> polls showing governor mitt romney was the clear winner. >> welcomto fox 5 morning news. we'll get to last night's debate and all of our top stories. >> first, we talk to tucker barnes. >> how is today look something. >> well, we have a little bit of everything this morning. early this morning, we have the humidity, clouds and showers. later this afternoon, i think we'll see some sunshine and finally some drier air will be working in from the midwest. the same front is still kind of hanging out there right across the central part of the viewing area here and just to the west of it, we have some rain showers developing once again out towards winchester, front royal, culpeper, leesburg, all getting some light shower activity. i think we will have a period of rain around here for the first part of the day and a lot of clouds. we should start to get drier air in here and we'll lose some of the humidity that is reminiscent of summer humidity we've had around here for the past 24 hours or so. temperatures once again on the mild side. upper 60s and low 70s. we are
to be winning where it matters most. aittle more than five weeks before the election, he leads mitt romney by two percentage points among likely voters nationwide. that's according to the latest washington post/abc news poll. the president leads his republican rival by 11 points among likely voters in swing states. that includes virginia, ohio, and florida. the president is taking a break from campaigning today to prepare for the first presidential debate on wednesday in denver. he's prepping in nevada, where he held this rally last night. he told supporters there in las vegas he hopes the debate serves as a conversation about what needs to be done to keep the country growing. the president will return to the campaign trail later this week. he is scheduled to visit fairfax county on friday. >>> mitt romney heads to denver today. the republican presidential nominee will hold a rally there this evening as he prepares for wednesday's debate. his campaign is hoping the debate gives romney a much needed boost given recent polls. new jersey governor chris christie calls it, quote, the restart of
of hollywood stars. meanwhile, mitt romney is back in the battleground state of virginia today. he will deliver a speech on foreign policy at the virginia military institute in lexington. >>> now, get ready for a month full of debates. this thursday, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan will face off in their first and only debate before the election. then next tuesday, the 16th, president obama and mitt romney will meet for their second debate. and the third and final presidential debate takes places monday, october 22nd. >>> the virginia senate race takes the spot height tonight as tim kaine and george allow pressure face off in richmond. the race between the two former governors has been close since the start but a new poll shows kaine pulling way a little bit with 52% support and allen with 45%. 45%. >>> police catch a break in their search for find a missing girl. that is topping national headlines right now. >> plus a warning from congress involving a potential business deal with china. why a maryland lawmaker is against the plan. >> big bird makes a guest appearance on satu
understand governor romney went shopping for some stores. >> just the other day, honey boo-boo endorsed me so that is a big relief. >> of a seen early reports from thont's dinner. headline, obama embraced by catholics. romney dines with rich people. >> mitt is his middle name. i wish i could use my middle name. >> reporter: both candidates making it a point to show their mutual respect for one another. >> our 44th president many gifts and a beautiful family that would make any man proud. >> i admire him very much as a family man and loving father and those are two titles that will always matter more than any political ones. >> there is more to life than politics. >> it says something about who we are at a people that the middle of a contentious election season, opposing candidates can share the same stage. >> reporter: president obama and governor romney will go right back at it this monday in their fame debate before election day where they will discuss foreign policy. >>> just a reminder about our new show starting on monday. it will run for two weeks until election day and we want you to s
romney campaigns in two battle ground states as the presidential race enters the final two weeks before election day. yesterday, the president was back in high hue making a rare appearance with vice president joe biden. romney and his running mate paul ryan kicked off their final sprint in nevada. on friday, the president sits down for a live interview with mtv and romney was also invited to do the same sometime before the november election. >>> just a reminder about our new show, it is called fox 5 news edge you decide 2012. it focused on local and national candidates and issues. you can catch it every night at 6:30 p.m. just tweet us your thoughts about the upcoming election and we may use them on the air. on >>> we are all focusing on the maryland senate race. next week, the candidates will be live on fox 5 morning news for a debate. r a debate. that is next wednesday, october 31st, starting at 9::00 a.m. if you have a question for one of the candidates you can send it to senate debate at wttg.com. >>> the senate debate leads to controversy for one candidate. he was under fire for co
and last night we had three voters that listened in on the debate. an obama supporter, a romney voter and an undecided voter. here's what they had to say. >> i was more interested in seeing where -- some concrete plans where they wanted to go in the future and i didn't see a clear difference between the two. i was a little disappointed with obama. i felt that he won the attack on romney as opposed to what are you going to do. >> i think mitt romney's choice to not necessarily go further in the discussion in libya until more information was provided was very presidential and show add lot of leadership that wasn't out there before. >> he's very decisive. i think that's very important. as the commander in chief i think he showed his leadership and strong finish his decision. >> all right. and this day, programming note for you. we have a new show that's airing on fox 5. it started last night. fox 5 news lets you decide 2012. it focuses on both local and national candidates and issues during the last two weeks of the campaign. the show airs every day at 6:30 p.m. tweet us your thoughts ab
right, tucker. thank you very much. president barack obama and mitt romney will take center stage tonight in denver for the first of three presidential debates. the candidates are expected to focus on domestic issues, particularly the economy during the debate. there are nine electoral votes up for grabs in colorado making it a key prize for both candidates. you can watch the first presidential debate right here on fox 5. it starts at 9:00 tonight live from denver. >>> our other top stories, a rough ride for the vice president. the pilot of air force two had to delay landing two times yesterday because of bad weather. the white house saws the pilot had a miss ad approach during thunderstorms at charlotte international airport. it caused mr. biden to be late for a campaign event and then later, rain and fog forced his plane to land at dulles international rather than andrews air force base. >>> the nats defeated the phillies 4-2. >>> the former governor of california, arnold schwarzenegger, was in d.c. last night promoting his new book and his confessions are raising some eyebrows.
debate with republican mitt romney. romney made a campaign appear snow is in denver and told the crowd he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants because of an executive order signed by the president. >>> call day lose-win. the phillies beat the nationals 2-0 last night but the second place braves also lost which clinches the nationals' first nl east divisional title. the team brought the celebration on to the field to share it with the fans. the celebration spilled over onto south capital street and beyond last night. >> i can't even express right now what i'm feeling. this was amazing. we're going to the post-season with the nl east division champs. >> how are you feel something. >> i'm just extra happy that we -- we lost but we won. it's just -- i don't know. i feel great. >> really pumped that we actually clinched for the division. >> what did you think of that game? >> good. >> what won? >> washington. >> last year at this time, we weren't even considering making the playoffs and for us to win it this year is just amazing. >> how did you get this shirt so qui
president barack obama and governor mitt romney and this one is all about foreign policy. the candidates will face off over questions about iran, libya and china. preparations have been under way. the school in florida has spent $5 million preparing for tonight's debate. >>> don't forget about our new show starting tonight, fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 will run for the next two weeks until election day. send us your tweets and we'll use them for the new program that begins at 6:30 tonight on fox 5. >>> the skips overcame turnovers and injuries to take a three high pressure point lead over the giants. a robert griffin iii touchdown pass to santana moss with less than three minutes to go. thekins lose 27-23. dave ross has more. >> reporter: the good, 480 yards of total offense. the bad, four turnovers. they can handle three but the fourth one did them in. but the ugly, an achilles tear to tight end fred davis who is out for the year. >> the guys that stepped up in his spot played extremely well. i thought it was great to see them step up in that situation. but losing fred is huge, in my
the intelligence community told us that they knew. >> the next debate between president obama and governor romney is next tuesday night. >>> a huge day for d.c. sports fans and they will try to clinch the series with the cardinals tonight. >>> a lot of excitement looking ahead to tonight. let's hope there is just as much excitement as there was at nats park for game number four. >> jayson werth knocked it out of the park, nats win. >> nattitude. >> what did do you when he hit that? >> i did what everybody else did? we were jumping out of the stands. >> that's all right. do you remember last night, game before that? >> we're coming back. >> what did you do when he hit that? >> i went crazy. it was astonishing. i love it when there is walk- offs. >> wasn't that exciting. >> you still have to win more against the world champions. see you tomorrow. >> he had a great at-bat. i almost knocked him over. >> love him. love him. doing great. doing great. >> the first win in nats stadium in the playoffs. one more! >> i couldn't believe it. he called it. >> yeah! >> it was unbelievable. i was in shock. ev
and mitt romney are crisscrossing swing states. the president will be in tampa this morning before heading to richmond this afternoon. mr.obama then heads to chicago to cast his ballot in early voting and finally speaks at a campaign event in ohio later tonight. mitt romney is touring ohio by bus starting today in cincinnati. he will speak in columbus this afternoon and ends the day outside toledo. >>> the fallout continues over the controversial comments made by an indiana senatorial candidate named richard mourdock about rape and abortion. >> it has even caught the attention of president obama while while mourdock works to clarify his statement. ainsley earhart has the for the- up this morning. >> reporter: even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> reporter: the controversial comment about abortion made by richard mourdock has caught at tension of president obama. paying a visit to the tonight show with jay leno, mr. obama took a moment to speak about the issue. >> rape is rape. it is a crime. a crime. and these distin
with mtv. mitt romney is in iowa for what his campaign is calling a major speech on the economy this afternoon. >>> we still have plenty ahead. more weather, traffic and all of your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. arts now. >>> good morning. it is friday, october 26th. somewhere in there, i believe the washington monument is hanging out. kind of foggy out there to start the day for sure. we've got some things moving in as you know. hurricane sandy, we are keeping an eye on that. caused a lot of damage in cuba killing 11 people there. 10 people died in haiti and one in jamaica. there are tropical storm conditions in southeast florida this morning. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news and a very busy weekend undeed. tucker barnes is here to talk about what is happening here, what is going to happen here, sandy, everything. you got it all. >> got it all. got five and a half hours to explain it. >> so get to work. >> here is the deal. we are fine today around here. we'll watch the storm. eastern florida is being
nominee mitt romney is also in virginia again this morning. he is go to be at a campaign event in washington county on the north carolina border. yesterday, romney campaigned with country music legend trace adkins outside charlottesville. both candidates meet again in a up to hall debate in a week and a half. a half. . >>> making headlines closer to home, four people are hurt in a fire in northwest d.c. one person had to jump from the window of an apartment building in the unit block of k street. they are in serious condition. a firefighter who was injured is expected to be okay. >>> a popular shortcut to the fort totten metro station has become the site of several dangerous muggings. police say the most reent robberies occurred in broad daylight where victims were robbed of cash at gunpoint. several council members are working with transit and park police to come up with safe solutions such as more lighting. >>> an alert for women in fairfax county now. police are looking for a suspected serial fondler. he has approached women and grabbed them before taking off. sherry ly has
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is at the white house and monitoring the impact. aids for governor mitt romney say if anything he'll take part in some sort of relief effort. it's all very much up in the air right now depending on the storm. >> we've got plenty ahead this morning, but first, some areas just aren't dealing with rain. a look at snow in west virginia and north carolina. >> maryland also getting snow as well.  >>> super storm sand r sandy slammed the shore last night and it is deadly. at least 13 are reported dead and five million are in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed today. states of emergency declared in eight different states and in new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some subways. >> we saw the picture earlier too. it shows how hard it hit up there. we got a significant hit as well. >> we'll have to wait until morning to see some of the damage. there was serious flooding last night. things are winding down. that is the good news. we are not done way few of the threats. one of those will be somed intoing here over the
election day, governor mitt romney returns to the campaign trail with stops in florida today. yesterday, he campaigned in ohio and collected relief supplies for hurricane victims. he also picked up the endorsement of former chrysler ceo, lee iaccoca. president obama says the storm is not over as he toured the northwest. he warns there is still a risk from flooding and downed power lines. today, mr. obama will get a look at the damage along with new jersey governor chris christie. we want to share this political note with you. our maryland senate debate originally scheduled for 9:00 this morning has been canceled because of the storm aftermath. we apologize that we were not able to reschedule it before election day. >>> neighborhoods throughout our area cleaning up from superstorm sandy. up next, the latest on the damages. >> plus rain and wind not the only issues in some parts of the area. this kind -- this could be a good thing for some areas and businesses. plus tucker has weather and julie has traffic. stay with us. ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...
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